Category Archives: In the News

Help stop trafficking in Dallas during Super Bowl

HELP STOP TRAFFICKING in DALLAS during SUPER BOWL Please join us in asking the Super Bowl Host Committee to endorse and fund the “I’m Not Buying It” Campaign to raise awareness about Human Trafficking and deter the buying of children during … Continue reading

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PSA from Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking

Austin Area Public Service Announcement  Many people have the misperception that modern-day slavery only occurs in “other places”.  The above PSA was produced by the Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking (CTCAHT) to  inform the local community that this abuse is occurring … Continue reading

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October 22nd Fundraiser

Film:  Cargo – Innocence Lost * Cargo – Innocence Lost is a moving and informative film that includes interviews of Human Trafficking victims rescued in Texas (two from Austin), victim advocates, and some of the country’s leading experts on this subject. * … Continue reading

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Craigslist Responds to Attorneys General

Update from previous ALLIES posting: In response to the joint letter from 17 state attorneys general (including Attorney General of Texas), craigslist removed the adult section of the website on Saturday. See msnbc’s posting: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39005873.

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Attorneys General Send Joint Letter to Craigslist

Attorneys General from 17 states have sent a joint letter to Craigslist, requesting that the adults services ad section be removed from the website. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is included among the 17. The letter reports that Craigslist is unable … Continue reading

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Experiential learning – eating as a farmer in debt bondage

While still in its infancy, the ALLIES group boasts a diverse crowd of community members and students committed to supporting anti-trafficking initiatives in Austin and beyond. We hope to periodically highlight the creative ways our members integrate ideas and actions … Continue reading

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ALLIES Makes the News

One of our leaders, Laurie Cook Heffron and her colleague Dr. Noel Busch Armendariz were featured on Fox News this week to raise awareness on human trafficking in Austin. See the itnerview here. http://www.myfoxaustin.com/dpp/good_day/UT%3A-Human-Trafficking-20100727-ktbcgd

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An Artist’s Take on Human Trafficking

A local artist, Rosa Corrales Ortiz, has created two beautiful drawings representing human trafficking. The first one was used in our 2008 human trafficking conference and the second – where people are represented by flowers – will be used at … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking on YouTube

A group of students from UT recently created a YouTube PSA to raise awareness on human trafficking. The video includes interviews with members of the Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking

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MTV Campaign – Petition to bring to the U.S.

Visit Change.org to view the MTV Exit campaign on human trafficking. This campaign has been broadcast overseas, but not yet in the U.S. The content focuses on stopping the demand for sex trafficking, and is uncomfortable to watch. But, given … Continue reading

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